Human Science Nursing Theory

Human Science Nursing Theory

Purpose: To evaluate a nursing theory consistent with your values beliefs and nursing practice.
Course objective:
1. Analyze the relationship between theory practice and research.
Choose a middle range nursing theory that you believe resonates with your values beliefs and nursing practice to analyze and consider for guiding your nursing
Write a 5 -page paper (excluding title and reference page) following Parker and Smiths guide for Using Insights to Choose Theory found in the text. Include in
your discussion:
1. What nursing theory seems consistent with the values and beliefs that guide my practice?
2. What theories are consistent with my personal values and beliefs?
3. What do I hope to achieve from the use of nursing theory?
4. Given my reflection on a nursing situation how can I use theory to support this description of my practice?
5. How can I use nursing theory to improve my practice for myself and for my patients? (Parker & Smith 2015 4th edition)
This is a reflective assignment; however you will need to give supporting evidence for your statements.
This assignment is due according to the date posted on the Activities and Assignments Schedule. Assignments turned in late without previous approval or notification
will receive a 10-percentage deduction for every day the assignment is late. See rubric for the assignment.
NOw these are professor recommendations how she would like the paper:
1. Paper format (i.e. You can modify as you desire. You may want to incorporate the discussed information to aid in topic discussion clarity.)
Introduction Speak to the topic you selected. Include literature to support the topic rationale. Explain the purpose for the paper. For example This paper will
address the following topicsL (1) (2).. etc). Remember to elaborate on the topic of interest throughout the paper. The introduction provides you with an
opportunity to capture your readers attention by indicating what the paper will be about and how you will be describing something or arguing a point. Begin your
introduction with an attention grabber (i.e. summary information anecdote or starting information). If the attention grabber is only a sentence or two add one or
two more sentences that will lead the reader from your opening to your problem statement or interest statement. Usually a statement at the end of your introductory
paragraph delineates your paper such as: This paper is about/will show (add your papers main points); will suffice.
2. Body comments (Background )
Do not use one-sentence paragraphs
Elaborate by quoting (APA only) authoritative sources paraphrase scholar publications or give an analogy.
Well-constructed paragraphs will help you to attain clarity at the sentence level. A paragraph is a short collection of sentences dealing with a single idea. Each
sentence in a paragraph should serve to promote the main idea by saying more about it illustrating it or summing it up. A well-written paragraph has unity because
it is about one idea and order because the sentences are arranged in a way that logically develops the topic of the paragraph. The acronym SEES may help you write a
better paragraph. S = Short sentence that states the main idea. E = Explanation of the main idea in more detail. E = Example or quotation given to illustrate the main
idea. S = Sum up the main idea in a way that leads on to the next paragraph.
Sum up the main idea in a way that leads on to the next paragraph. You should strengthen the paragraphs final sentence as it draws together your thinking by
relating it back to the paragraphs topic sentence.
You may wish to incorporate additional citations than whats recommended for topic clarity (i.e. not required recommended).
Watch for lengthy sentences. Break up your sentences into two sentences for greater clarity.
Provided stats to support your topic of interest (i.e. CDC NIH etc.)
Evaluate if your research or topic has been applied to your area of interest and elaborate.
Incorporate if applicable Healthy People 2020. Especially if you are speaking to outcome measures in research (i.e. recommendation optional).
3. Problem Statement
Whats the rationale for this topic of interest?
How does affect the hospital community patient outcome practice etc.?
Elaborate on the problem significance in relations to others if applicable.
4. Literature Revies
Is there literature to support your topic of interest?
Incorporate if possible literature that has been applied to your area and others.
You can use more than the A&A guidelines requested (6 citations). Use literature to best explain your area of interest.
Allow the literature to be within the last 10 years. No literature greater than 10 years.
Refer to the 7th edition APA manual for best written citations. Be care with missing APA citation fwith quote.
5. Workplace Application
How can the topic of interest be applied to your workplace?
Do your workplace have a vision or mission statement that incorporate your topic of interest?
Can you hospitals general vision and mission statement reflected of your unit vision or mission?
Provide examples for instance: The large Metropolitan hospital services underserved populations of high risk diabetics. Three-thirds of the patients represents
both male and female over 50 years of age. The hospitals vision and mission enhances community engagement thru patient education web-based initiatives home health
visitation family-driven insight etc. These components are based on the Patient-relationship theory or concept. Etc.
Incorporate the area of your expertise to enhance the topic concept and your selection of it.
6. Professional Collaboration Through Practice Outcomes
The paper has identified the significants of professional engagement theorical understanding research support etc. You can select the significants that fit your
topic or write another.
What contribution has or can you provide as an APRN? If applicable.
Does your professional vision and mission fit the institutions? (if applicable)
7. Conclusion
You can benefit from a stronger conclusion. A papers conclusion should return to the main idea and summarize it. Then summarize the main points of each paragraph.
Simply review the main points (being careful not to restate them exactly). Subsequently making a final point for the reader to think about.




healthcare facility where I work is to inspire hope by contributing to the health and well-being of community members through the provision of the best care to all patients. The mission of the healthcare facility to inspire hope relates to providing the highest form of comfort to patients, which is transcendence. The healthcare facility can therefore inspire hope by ensuring that they satisfy all the other levels of comfort, including relief and ease (Khan, 2017).

The vision of the healthcare facility I work for also relates to the comfort theory as the facility aims to provide unrivaled experiences to all stakeholders as their most trusted partner for healthcare. To provide unrivaled experiences, the healthcare facility intends to be a source of holistic comfort, including physical, psycho-spiritual, sociocultural, and environmental comfort to all patients (Khan, 2017).

Professional Collaboration through Practice Outcomes

My professional vision and mission fit that of the healthcare facility I intend to work in, as I believe that my main role as a nurse is to serve and provide as much comfort to patients as possible. Utilizing the comfort theory, I can therefore make numerous contributions to the practice setting as an APRN. In my future practice, I intend to conduct a holistic assessment of all the comfort needs of patients. The holistic assessment of patients includes examining their physical psycho-spiritual social, cultural and environmental comfort needs. In my future practice, I also intend to adopt holistic interventions that can adequately meet the diverse comfort needs of the patients. Through the adoption of holistic interventions, I will therefore have a better chance of guaranteeing the best outcomes among my patients. Finally, utilizing a comfort theory in my practice will also involve adequate evaluation of the effectiveness of my holistic interventions to fulfill the comfort needs of patients. Evaluation will therefore help to determine if the intervention to meet the comfort needs of patients is effective or not (Kolcaba et al., 2016).


In summary, Kolcaba’s theory of comfort is the middle-range nursing theory that resonates most significantly with my values and beliefs, and approach to nursing practice. Kolcaba’s theory of comfort places comforts at the forefront of healthcare. The comfort theory posits that comfort is the final product of a holistic nursing art. According to Kolcaba, comfort will exist in three main forms, including transcendence, ease, and relief. APRNs can therefore utilize the comfort theory to guarantee positive outcomes for their patients. Utilizing the comfort theory, nurses need to conduct a holistic assessment of the comfort needs of their patients and subsequently come up with holistic interventions to meet such comfort needs. Consistent evaluation of the effectiveness of holistic interventions provided to patients is also essential in the utilization of the comfort theory as a guide to holistic nursing.



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